Sutton, Ann (1 of 17) National Life  Story Collection: Crafts Lives

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  • Recording date

    2004-06-08, 2004-06-15, 2004-06-29

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    Interviewee's home, Arundel

  • Interviewees

    Sutton, Ann, 1935- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Hughes, Hawksmoor (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 1: Ann Sutton [AS] born Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire. Description of first textile experience. Maternal Grandmother (surname Wright) a dressmaker in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Description of grandmother's business. Maternal grandfather a tobacconist, committed suicide. AS's mother Elizabeth (Ciss) Wright Fox . Mother's sisters Margaret (later Margeurite) and Elsie Mary. Description of aunt's dressmaking business in Altrincham near Manchester. Mother's hatred of sewing. Paternal grandparents worked in the potteries, Staffordshire. Grandmother and great-grandmother paintresses in the potteries. Parents dates of birth. Mentions AS's brother's birth and death. AS's birth when mother was in her forties. Paternal grandmother's death and grandfather's second marriage. Grandparents' religion and politics. Paternal great-grandfather belonged to the primitive Methodists. Further description of maternal grandmother and her business. Remarks on maternal Huguenot roots. Mentions AS's school.

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